I have made another everyday shirt! Just like my previous shirt, it's cut and sewn the same as an 18th century one, but in inaccurate modern printed fabric.
Virginia Johnson, a designer in Toronto. I can't find this particular print on her website, but the signature looks exactly the same so it's definitely her.
which I did a fair amount of in college.
|Tiny blank spot.|
|A few little breaks in the lines where the ink didn't all get through.|
The dimensions were different from those of the previous shirt on some pieces, because I wanted this one to be bigger and baggier, and last time I complained about the collar being too small.
Main body - 200 x 85 cm
Sleeves - 61 x 61 cm
Collar - 20 x 42.5 cm
Armhole seam binding bit - 44 x 2 cm
Underarm gussets - 13 x 13 cm
Neck gussets - 8 x 8 cm
Hem gussets - 5 x 5 cm
Shoulder strips - 4 x 19 cm
Cuffs - 20 x 5 cmvery detailed shirt construction post, but with more machine sewing.
- Cut a 30 cm slit down the front.
- Left 16 cm closed at the shoulder when cutting the neck hole.
- Gathered the sleeve heads down to fit a 43 cm area.
- Left a 10 cm opening at the end of the sleeve seam, as before.
- Left a 20 cm opening at the bottom of the side seam, because this shirt is a lot longer.
|Cuff machine sewn on.|
|Inside edge of cuff being hand sewn down.|
|Doing a buttonhole stitch around the bottom of the slit|
pulled at the weave and left it kind of spiderwebby there.
|Tiny rolled hem on the front slit.|
|Armhole seam binding bit, as seen from the inside.|
|Underarm gusset again.|
unlined linen waistcoat, but unfortunately that waistcoat really doesn't fit anymore. As I've mentioned before, my posture improved so drastically that most of my older waistcoats are too narrow across the chest. I can get away with wearing other waistcoats I made from that pattern because they're a lot stiffer and don't rumple and gape quite so badly, but this soft linen is just a hideous mess of wrinkles unless it's worn completely unbuttoned.
I'm mostly done a waistcoat, and am working on that patchwork dressing gown. I also started working on the death's head button video I talked about wanting to do in my year in review post, but have been procrastinating because video editing is tedious and I have no experience with it.
I hope you are all safe and well, and washing your hands a lot.